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Former NFL Player

Found Dead

9/23/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Orlando Brown has been found dead ... TMZ has confirmed.

Brown, an imposing figure in the NFL, was famously injured in 1999 when a ref threw a penalty marker that struck his eye. The injury was severe and some say it derailed his career.

Brown, who was 40, was found dead at his home in downtown Baltimore.

The cause of death has not been disclosed.

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1.

TMZebra    

That penalty marker to the eye actually changed the rules of the game. That really sucked for him. This must suck a lot more O.o

940 days ago
2.

Mark    

The NFL should make sure his survivors are provided for since their referees shortened his career.

940 days ago
3.

tmzwoo    

R.I.P. Orlando Brown Baltimore lost a great player.

940 days ago
4.

soulofanangel    


Life is nothing but change and adapting to change.
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Appreciate the in-between times, they are short as is life.
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940 days ago
5.

kingborg    

hell of a player!!!

939 days ago
6.

lwilliams    

THIS IS SO SAD 2 HEAR I WAS LOOKING @ MY YEARBOOK EARLY THIS MORNING AND REMEMBER BIG "O" WE GRADUATED FROM H.D. WOODSON IN WASHINGTON D.C. THE SAME YEAR 1988. SO SAD R.I.P BIG "O"

939 days ago
7.

Delaware D    

RIP, brother.

939 days ago
8.

ESB    

RIP Big Dawg! May you rest in peace!

939 days ago
9.

BooyahBoy    

The NFL settled with him for $25Million due to the freak-injury he received. So hopefully his family will be okay. RIP!

939 days ago
10.

Phreaky    

Im guessing sleep apnea or something similar.

939 days ago
11.

craig     

What is happening to our fellow ravens. I know baltimore is a crazy city but, damn. Remember Orlando I GOT MY EYE ON YOU

939 days ago
12.

eivissa    

This is so sad.

My heart goes out to his family.

May he rest in peace.

939 days ago
13.

Natas    

HE ate himself to death! FAT ****!!

939 days ago
14.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

God bless this big guy,,,,angel seed youngman.

939 days ago
15.

Gregg    

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I met him in 2004 when I was the VIP manager at FUR Nightclub in Washington D.C. He was HUGE....

939 days ago
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